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Reading Project Keynote Lecture

"New Orleans 5 A.D.: No Water Line on Culture"

featuring Professor Nick Spitzer

Date: Sunday, August 22, 2010
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Building: McAlister Auditorium
Location: uptown campus

Nick Spitzer is a renowned folklorist, creator and voice of the public radio program American Routes, and a professor of American studies and anthropology at Tulane. He received his B.A. in anthropology cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, and his M.A. and Ph.D. with distinction in anthropology (folklore) from the University of Texas. 

Spitzer created the Louisiana Folklife Program in 1978 and served as the first State Folklorist until 1985. His work helped bring new understanding and respect of Louisiana's traditional cultures. 

Spitzer has produced and directed numerous radio, film, and television documentaries. He has written and edited several scholarly ethnographic works, one of which, Louisiana Folklife: A Guide to the State (1985), is considered the seminal reference book on the subject. Spitzer has produced or annotated over a dozen LP/CD recordings of traditional music from the Gulf South and elsewhere. 

After the catastrophic storms and floods of 2005, Spitzer has appeared widely on Nightline, NPR, BBC, ABC News, in the New York Times, and lectured at universities and schools nationwide on rebuilding vernacular culture and communities along the Gulf Coast. He has received many awards and distinctions, and was named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2007-08.

 

Sponsored by: Reading ProjectCocurricular Programs, k5, Newcomb-Tulane College, TIDES (Tulane InterDisciplinary Experience Seminars)

Admission: Free
Attendance: Open to the public
Open to: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate students, Parents, Prospective undergrads, Staff, Undergraduates, Visitors

Tickets: Not required

For more information contact Jenny Groves via email to jgroves@tulane.edu or by phone at (504) 314-2801

Additional information may be found at the event website at http://tulane.edu/reading/






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